Isaiah Thomas has bounced around the league over the last couple of years after being a successful player with the Boston Celtics. Back in 2017, Thomas was fifth in MVP voting but has suffered from injuries which have made him less effective as a player. Over the past two seasons, Thomas has only played 44 games with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Denver Nuggets. Heading into free agency, Thomas was looking to reestablish himself as an effective player, which led him to sign a one-year contract with the Washington Wizards. Thomas was signed to a veteran minimum contract and will fill a void left by the injured John Wall.
Thomas spoke to The Athletic's David Aldridge about his recent contract and opened up about why he chose to sign with the Wizards. “Opportunity!!!! That’s all I wanted, I’ll do the rest!” Thomas said in a text.
Thomas' new teammate Bradley Beal seems to be pretty excited about the news especially when you consider just how weak the Wizards were last season. Beal was the one bright spot on the team and with the addition of Thomas, they have something to look forward to now.
If Thomas can get back to his pre-injury form, the Wizards have an opportunity to get back to the playoffs.
Isaiah Thomas Moved To Tears During Celtics’ Tribute Video
Celtics present IT's video tribute in his return to Boston.
On Monday night time, Denver Nuggets level guard Isaiah Thomas made his return to the TD Garden in Boston, a spot that he says "looks like residence."
Thomas, who spent two and a half seasons in Boston together with a second-team All-NBA marketing campaign in 2016-17, was welcomed again with an emotional video tribute that introduced the veteran guard to tears as the gang gave him a roaring standing ovation.
IT was solely on the courtroom for seven minutes final night time, he completed with zero factors and two assists, because the Nuggets picked up a 114-105 win and punched their ticket to the playoffs.
After the sport, he spoke about what it meant to be again in Boston, and the way the town embraced him when his sister Chyna handed away.
“It’s at all times good to again. This looks like residence, so it’s at all times good to be within the metropolis of Boston and to be in TD Garden. And I’m simply joyful to be again and round acquainted faces and to actually get that real actual love.”
"I went by means of the worst scenario you'll be able to presumably undergo in life with these folks, and so they was proper there with me. Everybody within the metropolis, the group, they was proper there with me, they went by means of that with me. That's why Boston means a lot to me."
Isaiah Thomas Believes Celtics Would Have Won NBA Title If He Stayed
"We would have in all probability gained a championship already."
Isaiah Thomas made his return to the TD Garden in Boston Monday evening, as his Denver Nuggets secured a 114-105 victory, clinching their playoff spot within the course of.
After the emotional recreation, through which the Celtics aired a particular tribute in honor of Thomas' two and a half seasons in Boston, Thomas spoke about what "might have been" if he stayed within the inexperienced and white.
Says Thomas (H/T ESPN's Chris Forsberg), "Yeah, we might have in all probability gained a championship already."
Thomas, 30, averaged 28.9 factors per recreation for the Boston Celtics in 2016-17, and earned second-team All-NBA honors. He sustained a hip damage that compelled him out of the Celtics' 2017 playoff run, and was later traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a part of the blockbuster Kyrie Irving commerce.
At final yr's commerce deadline, Thomas was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, the place he appeared in simply 15 video games earlier than finally signing a one-year cope with Denver in July.
Prior to Monday win in Boston, Thomas was averaging 13.7 factors per recreation however he has fallen out of the rotation and was solely on the ground for a complete of seven minutes final evening. He completed with zero factors and two assists.
Lil Durk Shows Off Smooth Jumper, Gets Love From Kyle Kuzma, Isaiah Thomas
Lil Durk dubs himself "the Chicago Russell Westbrook" after lights out capturing efficiency.
Lil Durk desires his identify to be talked about in terms of the very best ballers within the rap recreation.
Durk took to twitter on Thursday to share footage from his current hoops session, which included a number of silky swishes from behind the arc. As seen within the clip embedded beneath, Lil Durk has formally dubbed himself, "the Chicago Russell Westbrook."
Westbrook has not but given Lil Durk the co-sign, however a number of different NBA stars together with Los Angeles Lakers ahead Kyle Kuzma and Denver Nuggets level guard Isaiah Thomas had been impressed by his expertise.
Both gamers retweeted the video and Kuz added, "Bro you simply bought the very best capturing kind within the rap recreation lol I see u bruhhh @lildurk."
According to XXL, Lil Durk challenged quite a lot of proficient rappers to a $10,000 recreation final 12 months, which included the likes of Bow Wow, Lil Pump, Quavo, Tory Lanez, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Tee Grizzley, Lil Yachty, Young Scooter, YFN Lucci, Chris Brown, PNB Rock and Lil Dicky.
Bow Wow in the end accepted the problem however was no match for the Chicago Russell Westbrook.